France bans veggie ‘steaks’

It will no longer be possible in France to use 'terms proper to sectors traditionally associated with meat and fish to designate products not belonging to the animal kingdom', says the law. – EPA pic, July 1, 2022.

VEGETABLE-BASED meat alternatives will no longer be able label their products as steaks or sausages in France, according to an official ordinance published yesterday.

The ban, which is to enter effect on October 1, has been keenly awaited by the meat industry as a growing number of vegetable-based products hit grocery shelves.

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